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An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details

Mar 16, 2012
The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, iPhone, factory, workers

Allegations that Foxconn was tipped off to inspections, hid underage workers

Feb 22, 2012
Rosy reports too good to be true?
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China

Foxconn reform may lead to more changes in China

Feb 20, 2012
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.
Posted In: technology, consumer electronics, Foxconn, China

Foxconn agrees to raise worker wages

Feb 20, 2012
The Taiwan-based manufacturer will also cut down on excessive overtime. What will this mean for its purchasers -- like Apple -- and consumers?
Posted In: Foxconn, labor, China

Apple tries to play the cool customer as it bows to public pressure

Feb 13, 2012
Assembly line workers get a little help
Posted In: apple, Foxconn

Concerned consumers call for "ethical iPhones" (though if that's not possible, just "iPhones" will probably do)

Feb 9, 2012
Consumer groups plan to deliver petitions to Apple Stores around the globe, calling for Apple to "overhaul the way its suppliers treat their workers."
Posted In: apples, iPhone, protest, Foxconn, petitions, working conditions

Apple discloses suppliers... kinda

Jan 17, 2012
First time Apple releases this kind of support
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China

Chinese laborers take drastic measures for a raise

Jan 11, 2012
Workers at a Foxconn factory that makes iPhones all threatened to jump from the top of the building if they didn't get a raise. But these aren't the only workers protesting work conditions and pay in the country.
Posted In: China, minimum wage, Foxconn

Apple cuts iPad 2 production by 25%

Sep 26, 2011
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is reducing orders all along the Chinese supply chain for the iPad 2, which will also mean a significant...
Posted In: apple, brazil, China, Foxconn, iPad 2, ipad 3

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